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Publications of Priscilla Wald    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Wald, P. Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Duke University Press, 2008.  [abs]
  2. Wald, P. Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form. Duke UP, 1995. (second printing, 1998)  [abs]


  1. with Wald, ; Elliott, M. Oxford History of the Novel in English (American Novel 1870-1940). 6 2014.
  2. with Gerry Canavan. Science Fiction. special issue of American Literature 83.2 (June, 2011).
  3. with J. Clayton, K.F.C. Holloway. Genomics in Literature, the Visual Arts, and Culture. Literature and Medicinespecial issue,   (Spring, 2007).
  4. with N. Tomes, and L. Lynch, eds.. Culture and Contagion. special issue of American Literary History 14.4 (Winter, 2002).
  5. Wai Chee Dimock, Priscilla Wald. Literature and Science: Cultural Forms, Conceptual Exchanges. special issue of American Literature 74.4 (Dec. 2002).
  6. Stefano, CD; Weisenfeld, J. Institutions, Regulations and Social Control. special issue of Signs  (Fall 1999).

Essays/Articles/Chapters in Books

  1. Wald, P. "Viral cultures: Microbes and politics in the cold war." Zombie Theory: A Reader.  2017. 33-62.
  2. Wald, P. "More Than Hot: A Short History of Fever (Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease)." Social History of Medicine 29.3 (August, 2016): 663-664. [doi]
  3. Wald, P. "Foreword." Arab Women’s Lives Retold: Exploring Identity through Writing. University Press, 2016. v-viii. [doi]
  4. Wald, P. "Natural Disaster." Keywords in the Study of Environment and Culture. Ed. Adamson, J; Gleason, WA; Pellow, D. New York University Press, 2015. 
  5. Wald, P. "Biological Evolution, keyword entry." Fueling Culture: Energy, History, Politics. Ed. Szeman, I. Fordham University Press, 2015. 
  6. Wald, P. "Foreword." Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality. Ed. Husain, S. Seal, 2015. viii-xi. [doi]
  7. Wald, P. "Science, technology, and the environment." The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction. Ed. Canavan, G; Link, E.  2015. 179-193. [doi]  [abs]
  8. Wald, P. "The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900." Ed. Cole, K; Bauer, R; Nunes, Z; Patterson, C. Palgrave Macmillan,  [abs]
  9. Wald, P. "The Provincialism of Time." Early American literature 50.1 (2015): 63-80. [doi]
  10. Wald, P. "Science and Literature in America." Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in America. Ed. Slotten, H; Usselman, S; Clark, C.  2014. 
  11. Hudson, P; Goldfield, D; Bailey, RL; Hubal, EC; Wald, P; Stewart, D. "Serials from the Other Side: An Editorial Perspective on Current Trends in Scholarly Communication." Serials Review 39.3 (September, 2013): 190-192. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  12. Morgan, PT; Wald, P. "Preface: Thoreau Symposium." American Literature 85.1 (March, 2013): 1-3. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  13. Wald, P. "Afterword." Contagionism and Contagious Diseases: Medicine and Literature between 1880 and 1933. Ed. Rutten, T; King, M. DeGruyter, 2013. 225-232.
  14. Wald, P. "The ‘Hidden Tyrant’: Propaganda, Brainwashing, and Psycho-Politics in the Cold War Period." Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies. Ed. Auerbach, J; Castronovo, R. Oxford University Press, 2013. 109-130.
  15. Wald, P. "Immigrant Literature and the Immigrant Experience." Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration,. Ed. Barkan, E. Abc-clio, 2013. 1839-55.
  16. Wald, P. "Afterword: Global Health and the Persistence of History." Imperial Contagions: Medicine and Cultures of Planning in Asia. Ed. Peckham, R; Pomfret, D. University of Hong Kong Press, 2013. 215-25.
  17. Wald, P. "Botanophobia: Fear of Plants in the Atomic Age." Japanese Journal of American Studies 24 (2013): 7-27.
  18. P. Wald. "Bio Terror: Hybridity in the Biohorror Narrative, or What We Can Learn From Our Monsters." Contagion: Health, Fear, Sovereignty.  2012. 99-122.
  19. Wald, P. "Cells, Genes, and Stories: HeLa’s Journey from Labs to Literature." Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of Race, DNA and History. Ed. Wailoo, K; Nelson, A; Lee, C. Rutgers University Press, 2012. 247-65.
  20. Wald, P. "American Studies and the Politics of Life: ASA Presidential Address." American Quarterly 64.2 (2012): 185-204.
  21. Wald, P. "Exquisite Fragility: Human Being in the Aftermath of War." Blackwell Companion to American Literary Studies.  2011. 437-453. [doi]
  22. Canavan, G; Wald, P. "American Literature: Preface." American Literature 83.2 (June, 2011): 237-249. [doi]
  23. Canavan, G; Wald, P. "Speculative Fictions Preface." American Literature 83.2 (June, 2011): 237-249. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  24. Wald, P. "Science fiction."   [doi]  [abs]
  25. Wald, P. "“Science Fiction: Stories of Warning and Wonder,”." Cambridge History of the American Novel. Ed. Cassuto, L; Eby, C; Reiss, B.  2011. 832-46.
  26. Wald, P. "Introduction to Science Fiction." American Literature Ed. Canavan, G. 83.2Duke University Press, (2011): 237-249.
  27. Wald, P. ""Science Fiction and Medical Ethics"." The Lancet 371 (June 14, 2009): 9629-9629.
  28. Wald, P. "“We Have Never Been Biological,” Forum: Conference Debates. Biocultures: An Emerging Paradigm." PMLA 124.3 (May, 2009): 953-55.
  29. Rusert, B; Wald, P. "American Literature: Introduction." American Literature 81.1 (April, 2009): 1-6. [doi]
  30. Rusert, B; Wald, P. "Introduction, Technologies of Enslavement and Liberty." American Literature Ed. Wald, P; Rusert, B. 81.1 (March, 2009)
  31. Wald, P. ""The Intimacies of Strangers"." emisférica 6.1 (Summer, 2009)
  32. Wald, P. "Cognitive estrangement, science fiction, and medical ethics.." The Lancet 371.9628 (June, 2008): 1908-1909. [doi]
  33. Wald, P. "“Geonomics: the Spaces and Races of Citizenship in the Genome Age”." America–From Near and Far: Varieties of American Experience. Ed. Raphael, ML; Wilhelm, C. Department of Religion, William and Mary College, 2007.
  34. Wald, P. "Naturalization." Keywords of American Cultural Studies. Ed. Burgett, B; Hendler, G. NYU Press, 2007.
  35. Wald, P. "Atomic Faulkner." Faulkner’s Inheritance. Ed. Urgo, J. University of Mississippi Press, 2007.
  36. Wald, P; Clayton, J. "Editors' preface: Genomics in literature, visual arts, and culture." Literature and Medicine 26.1 (2007): VI-XVI. [Gateway.cgi]
  37. "Blood and Stories: How Genomics is Changing Race, Medicine, and Human History." Patterns of Prejudice 40.4/5 (November, 2006)
  38. Wald, P. "Blood and stories: how genomics is rewriting race, medicine and human history." Patterns of Prejudice 40.4-5 (2006): 303-333. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  39. Wald, P. "What's in a cell? John Moore's spleen and the language of bioslavery." New Literary History 36.2 (Spring, 2005): 205-225.  Special Issue [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  40. Baker, HA; Wald, P. "Anniversaries and "whispering ambitions": 'American Literature' at 75." American Literature 76.4 (December, 2004): 639-652. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  41. Wald, P. "Hannah crafts.." In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman’s Narrative. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, J; Robbins, H. Basic Books, 2004. 
  42. Wald, P. "“Dreiser’s Sociological Vision”." The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Cassuto, L; Eby, CV. Cambridge UP, 2004. 
  43. Wald, P. "Of crucibles and grandfathers: The East European immigrants." The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature.  2003. 50-69. [doi]  [abs]
  44. Wald, P. "Hannah crafts.." Critical Essays on Hannah Crafts’ The Bondwoman’s Narrative. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, J; Robbins, H. Basic Books, 2003. 
  45. Wald, P. "The East European Immigrants: Of Crucibles and Grandfathers." The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature. Ed. Kramer, M; Nesher, HW. Cambridge UP, 2003. 
  46. Wald, P. "Introduction to Paula Treichler’s AIDS, Homophobia, and Biomedical Discourse: An Epidemic of Signification." American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader. Ed. P Wald, MAE; Stokes, C. New York: New York UP, 2003. 182-84.
  47. Wald, P. "Dreiser & The Fallen." Woman Narrative Ed. Wald, P.  (2003)
  48. Wai Chee Dimock, P. Wald. "Preface." Literature and Science: Cultural Forms, Conceptual Exchanges (a special issue of American Literature) 74.4 (December, 2002): 705-14.
  49. P. Wald, N.Tomes, L. Lynch. "Introduction." Culture and Contagion, a special issue of American Literary History 14.4 (Winter, 2002): 617-24.
  50. Dimock, WC; Wald, P. "Literature and science: Cultural forms, conceptual exchanges - Preface." American Literature 74.4 (December, 2002): 705-714. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  51. Wald, P; Tomes, N; Lynch, L. "Introduction: Culture and Contagion." American Literary History 14.4 (December, 2002): 617-624. [doi]
  52. Wald, P. "Communicable Americanism: Contagion, geographic fictions, and the sociological legacy of Robert E. Park." American Literary History 14.4 (Winter, 2002): 653-685. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [author's comments]
  53. Wald, P. "Immigration and Assimilation in Nineteenth-Century US Women’s Narratives." The Cambridge Companion to 19th-Century American Women’s Writing. Ed. Bauer, D; Gould, P. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001. 176-199.
  54. Curzan, A; Wald, P. "Americanization." Encyclopedia of American Studies. Grolier, 2001. 
  55. Wald, P. "The Idea of America." Encyclopedia of American Studies Grolier, (2001)
  56. Wald, P. "Emma Goldman." American Women Prose Writers 1870-1920: Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. Harris, S; Jacobs, HL; Putzi, J. 221Detroit: Gale Group, 2000. 
  57. Wald, P. "Imagined Immunities." Cultural Studies & Political Theory. Ed. Dean, J. Cornell UP, 2000. 189-208.
  58. Wald, P. "Future Perfect: Genes, Grammar and Geography." New Literary History 4.31 (2000): 681-708.
  59. Bauer, DM; Wald, P. "Complaining, conversing, and coalescing." Signs 25.4 (2000): 1299-1303. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  60. Wald, P. "Geographics: Writing the Shtetl into the Ghetto." Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses  (Nov. 1999): 209-27.
  61. Wald, P; DiStefano, C; Weisenfeld, J. "Edititorial." Institutions, Regulation, and Social Control, Signs 24.4 (1999): 857-868.
  62. Wald, P; Patterson, M. "Themes, Topics and Criticism." Ameican Literary Scholarship 1997. Duke UP, 1999. 399-423.
  63. Wald, P. "Minefields and Meeting Grounds: Transnational Analyses and American Studies." American Literary History 10.1 (January, 1998): 199-218. [doi]
  64. "Fabulous Shadows: Rethinking the Emersonian Tradition."  
  65. Wald, P. "Fabulous Shadows: Rethinking the Emersonian Tradition, Review of John Carlos Rowe's At Emerson's Tomb." American Quarterly 50.4Johns Hopkins University Press, (1998): 831-839.  [abs]
  66. Wald, P. "Cultures and Carriers: ’Typhoid Mary’ and the Science of Social Control." Social Text 52-53 (Dec. 1997): 181-214.
  67. Wald, P. "Minefields and Meeting Grounds: Transnational Analyses and American Studies." American Literary History 9.1 (Spring 1997): 199-218.  [abs]
  68. Wald, P. "Review of Lee Quinby’s Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism." American Literature 67.2 (June 1995): 421-22.
  69. Wald, P. "Zora Neale Hurston." A Companion to American Thought. Ed. Fox, R; Kloppenberg, J. Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
  70. Wald, P. "’Chaos Goes Uncourted’: John Yau’s Dis-orienting Poetics." Cohesion and Dissent in America. Ed. Alkana, J; Colatrella, C. SUNY Press, 1994. 133-58.
  71. Wald, P. "Dreiser and the Fallen Woman Narrative." The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Duke UP, 1993.  Reprinted in American Indian Persistence and Resurgence, ed. Karl Kroeber [Duke UP, 1994]
  72. Wald, P. "A God Who Is Later a Terror: (En)countering the National Plot in Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans." Prospects  (Jan. 1992): 323-65.
  73. Wald, P. "Terms of Assimilation: Legislating Subjectivity in the Emerging Nation." boundary 2 19.3 (Fall 1992): 77-104.  Reprinted in Cultures of United States Imperialism, ed. Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease [Duke UP, 1993]. Also reprinted in American Indian Persistence and Resurgence, ed. Karl Kroeber [Duke UP, 1994]
  74. Wald, P. "Becoming “Colored”: The Self-Authorized Language of Difference in Zora Neale Hurston." American Literary History 2.1 (1990): 79-100. [doi]
  75. Wald, P. "Hearing Narrative Voices in Melville’s Pierre." boundary 2 17.1 (Spring 1990): 100-32.  Reprinted in Revisionary Interventions into the Americanist Canon, ed. Donald Pease (Duke UP, 1994)
  76. Wald, P. "Guilt by Dissociation: John Yau’s Poetics of Possibility." Talisman 5 (Fall 1990): 121-26.
  77. Wald, P. "William Peterfield Trent." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nineteenth Century American Literary Critics and Scholars. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli-Clark, Inc, 1989. 
  78. Kornberg, A. "Science of technology.." Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory. Ed. I Szeman and S Blacker and J Sully. 59Wiley-Blackwell, 1980. 1700-1705. [doi]

Short Stories

  1. Wald, P. "BIO TERROR Hybridity in the Biohorror Narrative, or What We Can Learn from Monsters." CONTAGION: HEALTH, FEAR, SOVEREIGNTY (2012): 99-122. [Gateway.cgi]
  2. Clayton, J; Davis, LJ; Hausman, BL; Metzl, JM; Wald, P. "Forum: Conference Debates. Biocultures: An Emerging Paradigm." PMLA 124.3 (May, 2009): 947-956. [doi]

Book Reviews

  1. Wald, P. Jagged Edges: Reading Culture Through a Literary Lens, review of Susan Mizruchi, The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and print Culture 1865-1915 and Cynthia H. Tolentino, America's Experts: Race and the Fictions of Sociology.  Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44.3 (March, 2015): 467.
  2. Wald, P. Review of Jonathan Metzal's he Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease.  Social History of Medicine 24.1 (April, 2011): 194-195. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. Wald, P. Review of Cynthia H. Tolentino's America's Experts: Race and the Fictions of Sociology.  Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44.3 (2011): 467-470. [Gateway.cgi]
  4. Wald, P. Review of Susan Mizruchi's The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915.  Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44.3 (2011): 467-470. [Gateway.cgi]
  5. Wald, P. Review of Ian Whitmarsh's Biomedical Ambiguity: Race, Asthma, and the Contested Meaning of Genetic Research in the Caribbean.  Social History of Medicine 22.2 (August, 2009): 421-422. [doi]
  6. Wald, P. Review of Heather Munro Prescott's Student Bodies: The Influence of Student Health Services in American Society and Medicine.  Bulletin of the History of Medicine 83.1 (2009): 217-218. [Gateway.cgi]
  7. Wald, P. Review of Ann L. Ardis and Leslie W. Lewis’ Women’s Experience of Modernity: 1875-1945.  MODERNISM/Modernity 12.4 (2005): 729-31.
  8. Wald, P. Review of Laura Otis’ Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth Century.  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 46.3 (Summer, 2003): 452-54.
  9. Wald, P. Review of Molly Ladd-Taylor and Lauri Umansky, eds.’s "’Bad’ Mothers: The Politics of Blame in Twentieth-Century America".  Left History (2001).
  10. Wald, P. Review of Lawrie Balfour’s The Evidence of Things Not Said: James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy.  The Review of Politics 63.4 (Fall 2001): 593-95.
  11. Wald, P. Review of John Carlos Rowe’s The Other Henry James.  New England Quarterly (2000).
  12. Wald, P. Review of Nancy Tomes' The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women and the Microbe at the Turn of the Century.  Modernism/Modernity 7.2 (2000): 338-340. [Gateway.cgi]
  13. Wald, P. Fabulous Shadows: Rethinking the Emersonian Tradition.  American Quarterly 50.4 (Dec. 1998): 831-39. (Review essay on John Carlos Rowe's At Emerson's Tomb)  [abs]
  14. Wald, P. Review of Walter Benn Michaels’ Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism.  Modern Language Quarterly 59.1 (Mar. 1998): 124-29.
  15. Wald, P. Review of Trudier Harris’ The Power of the Porch: The Storyteller’s Craft in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan.  American Literature 7.1 (Mar. 1998): 202-202.
  16. Wald, P. Review of Richard M. Merelman’s Representing Black Culture: Racial Conflict and Cultural Politics in the United States.  Ethnic and Racial Studies 20.1 (Jan. 1997): 226-28.
  17. Wald, P. Review of Genevieve Fabre and Robert O'Meally's History and Memory in African-American Culture.  American Literature 68.1 (Mar. 1996): 269-71.
  18. Wald, P. Review of Nina Schwartz’s Dead Fathers: The Logic of Transference in Modern Narrative.  Clio 26.1 (Fall 1996): 127-32.
  19. Wald, P. Review of Mark Twain’s Pudd’n’head Wilson: Race, Conflict, and Culture.  Studies in American Fiction 23.2 (Autumn 1995): 254-56.
  20. Wald, P. Review of Kathleen Diffley’s Where My Heart Is Turning Ever: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform, 1861-1876.  Journal of American History 81.1 (June 1994): 283-84.
  21. Wald, P. Review of Paula Gunn Allen’s A Cannon Between My Knees.  Studies in American Indian Literature 9.4 (Fall 1985).
  22. Wald, P. Review of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller.  Studies in American Indian Literature 6.4 (Fall 1982).
  23. Applewhite, J. Science Fiction.  Poetry 138 (June, 1981): 156-156. [doi]

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